The Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides academic advising, career coaching services, and study abroad resources to students in the College of Business. Staffed by experienced Human Resource professionals, our Career Coaches help students develop their career plans from the day they start classes in the college.

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How We Are Organized

The College of Business focuses on supporting our students’ academic and professional careers through our expert Advising Team (A-Team), Career Coaches and Study Abroad Advisors who can help set students up for success after graduation.

  • A-Team Member (Advising Team)
    The A-Team members are a vital asset to the College of Business. These A-Team members are high caliber students who have a deep understanding of the curriculum relevant to all business majors. In addition, they provide students with insider tips on creating an ideal schedule based on the major and their specific needs.
  • Career Coach
    he College of Business is unique in offering multiple Career Coaches who are dedicated to helping students “get to the one”. Providing a recruiting and human resources perspective, Career Coaches work with students to develop the right plan for building a successful career. Utilizing their previous human resource experience, they assist students with searching for and finding their first job upon graduation. Lastly, we have specialized coaches who act as a liaison between employers and College of Business students for networking opportunities, internships and potential jobs.
  • Study Abroad Advisors
    The College of Business offers unique study abroad experiences at every step of your academic career. There are about 8,500 business students; so how are you going to differentiate yourself? How are you going to give yourself an edge in an increasingly competitive job market? Whether you plan to work for a large international firm or a bank in your hometown, studying abroad will help prepare you for your career in our global economy.


OPD Staff

Business Administration 2

Room 101
For Appointments
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For Walk-Ins
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

* Office closes at 4:30 p.m. when classes are not in session.

Who Should I see?


    • Schedule Planning
    • Registration Errors
    • Graduation Checks
    • Academic Guidance
    Career Coach**

    • Resume Reviews
    • Mock Interviews
    • Major Exploration
    • Career Exploration
    • Job Search Strategies
    • Internship/Job Opportunities
    Study Abroad**

    • International Program Exploration
    • Internships Abroad
    • International Business minor

* The A-Team is available by appointment (preferred) or on a walk-in basis Friday only.
** The Career Coaches and Study Abroad Advisors are available by appointment only.

Blog Posts

  • Feb 15

    A Textbook Case of Ethics

    A former colleague of mine who taught business ethics once explained her class to me this way; law is about the difference between right and wrong, ethics is about the difference between right and “that ain’t right.”  Made perfect sense… Continue reading ›
  • Feb 1

    Alternative Skills

    Dean Jarley is a prolific blogger.  One of my favorites that he did over a year ago was about LinkedIn.  He was tired of people “endorsing” him for skills he didn’t have or didn’t need.  PowerPoint was his example.  I’m… Continue reading ›
  • Jan 25

    Why the Costume?

    I work in UCFs College of Business. My job is to facilitate a series of classes that don’t just prepare our undergrads for a job search, but prod them into action so they actually HAVE A JOB when they graduate…. Continue reading ›

Advising Team

The A-Team members will help you plan your class schedule and successfully navigate through the administrative processes that are required to earn your degree. They are available to assist walk-in students at the front desk with quick questions, but may also meet with you for private consultations on an as needed basis.

OPD Support Staff

The support staff will assist you with specific issues regarding the College of Business Administration policies and procedures. Members of the support staff are able to answer questions over email and are also available to meet with students by appointment only.

Career Coaches

OPD Leadership Team

Upcoming Professional Development Events

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